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Make no mistake: we are currently living in the Golden Age of space exploration. Right now, as you read these words, we have robots on the Moon, autonomous rovers on Mars, and roughly a half dozen asteroid mining companies prospecting for precious metals in space. What will happen tomorrow? Tune in to DT’s space coverage to get all the latest news and commentary on everything from SpaceX to space junk, and keep pace with all the most important things happening in the final frontier.

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope reveals an ultraviolet view of Jupiter.

Hubble captures a stunning ultraviolet image of Jupiter

A new image from Hubble shows Jupiter in a whole new way, highlighting the Great Red Spot - an enormous storm larger than the width of the entire Earth.
This image shows the “moonrise” of the satellite as it emerges from behind asteroid Dinkinesh as seen by the Lucy Long-Range Reconnaissance Imager (L’LORRI), one of the most detailed images returned by NASA’s Lucy spacecraft during its flyby of the asteroid binary. This image was taken at 12:55 p.m. EDT (1655 UTC) Nov. 1, 2023, within a minute of closest approach, from a range of approximately 270 miles (430 km). From this perspective, the satellite is behind the primary asteroid. The image has been sharpened and processed to enhance contrast.

NASA’s Lucy spacecraft snaps not one, but two asteroids during flyby

Modra Observatory images of the 1998 Leonid meteor shower.

NASA’s skywatching tips for November include a meteor shower

The International Space Station.

Spot the space station with this new NASA app

Artist’s illustration of the Lucy concept.

NASA’s Lucy phones home after ‘Dinky’ flyby

NASA's next-generation SLS rocket.

Watch NASA’s trailer teasing next week’s launch of streaming service

SpaceX's Super Heavy and Starship.

World’s most powerful rocket clears safety review for next test launch

NASA's image of a ghostly cosmic hand in deep space.

NASA releases ‘ghostly cosmic hand’ image for Halloween

Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos with NASA boss Bill Nelson in front of a mock-up of the Blue Moon lunar lander.

Blue Origin shows off 3-story Blue Moon lunar lander mock-up

NASA astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli (center) assists astronauts Andreas Mogensen (left) from ESA (European Space Agency) and Loral O’Hara (right) from NASA as they try on their spacesuits and test the suits’ components aboard the International Space Station’s Quest airlock in preparation for an upcoming spacewalk.

How to watch the delayed ISS maintenance spacewalk this week

Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison Schmitt collects a sample from the Moon in 1972

The moon may be 40 million years older than we thought

In this artist’s concept, NASA astronauts drill into the Martian subsurface. The agency has created new maps that show where ice is most likely to be easily accessible to future astronauts.

Map of Mars shows the location of ice beneath the planet’s surface

This image from Webb’s NIRCam (Near-Infrared Camera) instrument highlights GRB 230307A’s kilonova and its former home galaxy among their local environment of other galaxies and foreground stars. The neutron stars were kicked out of their home galaxy and travelled the distance of about 120,000 light-years, approximately the diameter of the Milky Way galaxy, before finally merging several hundred million years later.

James Webb observes merging stars creating heavy elements

The James Webb Space Telescope has detected heavy elements being created in a star merger for the first time.
The billion-year-old aftermath of a double spiral galaxy collision, at the heart of which is a pair of supermassive black holes.

This peculiar galaxy has two supermassive black holes at its heart

A recent image taken by the Gemini South observatory shows the chaotic result of a merger between two spiral galaxies one billion years ago.
Astronaut Thomas Pesquet tests the moon camera in the lunar-like landscapes of Lanzarote, Spain.

Astronauts test new moon camera for upcoming Artemis mission

In preparation for NASA's next crewed moon landing, astronauts have been testing a brand new camera on the lunar-like landscapes of Lanzarote, Spain.
NASA's Orion crew capsule together with the service module.

NASA’s Artemis II moon capsule receives vital component

Next year's crewed Artemis II moon mission took an important step forward recently when NASA integrated a vital component with the Orion spacecraft.
Artist’s impression of the Dragonfly rotorcraft lander on the surface of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon.

NASA tests 8-rotor Dragonfly drone destined for Titan

Dragonfly is set to become the first multi-rotor aircraft to fly on another celestial body when it reaches Saturn's largest moon, Titan, in 2034.
The interior of the EV that will take NASA's Artemis II astronauts to the launchpad.

Check out the NASA EV that will drive Artemis crew (partway) to the moon

NASA and EV startup Canoo Technologies have shown off the vehicle that will transport the next lunar astronauts to the launchpad at the Kennedy Space Center.
How a paved road and landing pad might look on the moon.

NASA’s moon buggies could one day be driving on lunar roads

The moon could one day be paved with roads for safer and smoother rover rides as part of ongoing efforts to reduce the damaging effects of lunar dust.
SpaceX tests its Starship rocket in a ground-based ignition.

Watch this unique view of SpaceX’s latest Starship rocket test

SpaceX has released footage showing a unique view of its latest Starship rocket test ahead of its second launch atop the mighty Super Heavy rocket.
A galactic collision of two galaxies which began more than 300 million years ago, NGC 520 is actually made up of two disk galaxies which will eventually merge together to form one larger, more massive system. NGC 520 was discovered by William Herschel in 1784 and is one of the largest and brightest galaxies in the Siena Galaxy Atlas.

The Siena Galaxy Atlas now catalogs 400,000 nearby galaxies

A publicly available digital atlas of nearby galaxies was recently updated and now includes almost 400,000 galaxies located within our cosmic neighborhood.
This image of Jupiter from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope’s NIRCam (Near-Infrared Camera) shows stunning details of the majestic planet in infrared light. In this image, brightness indicates high altitude. The numerous bright white "spots" and "streaks" are likely very high-altitude cloud tops of condensed convective storms. Auroras, appearing in red in this image, extend to higher altitudes above both the northern and southern poles of the planet. By contrast, dark ribbons north of the equatorial region have little cloud cover. In Webb’s images of Jupiter from July 2022, researchers recently discovered a narrow jet stream traveling 320 miles per hour (515 kilometers per hour) sitting over Jupiter’s equator above the main cloud decks.

Researchers discover a 320-mph jet stream around Jupiter’s equator

Researchers have used data from the James Webb Space Telescope to uncover a new feature of Jupiter's dramatic and turbulent atmosphere.
An illustration shows a rocket tossed in the air from the surface of Mars and igniting.

NASA’s wild plan to launch a rocket from Mars is ‘like something from an amusement park’

How do you launch a rocket from Mars? NASA's jaw-dropping plan involves pitching it in the air and igniting it aloft.
An artist's concept of the Lucy Mission.

NASA’s Lucy spacecraft will soon make its first flyby of an asteroid

The Lucy spacecraft is on its way to the orbit of Jupiter to study the Trojan asteroids there. But first it will make a flyby of an asteroid called Dinkinesh.
Two NASA personnel carry a container holding the sample gathered from the Bennu asteroid.

NASA mission collected at least 70 grams of material from asteroid Bennu

NASA has collected at least 70 grams of material from asteroid Bennu in its first asteroid sample return mission, OSIRIS-REx.
Orionid meteors appear every year when Earth travels through an area of space littered with debris from Halley’s Comet.

How to watch the Orionid meteor shower tonight, in person or online

The Orionid meteor shower will peak tonight, Saturday October 21. Here's how to watch.
Four RS-25 engines attached to the core stage of NASA's SLS moon rocket.

NASA photo shows off engines that will power next crewed lunar mission

In ongoing preparations for the first crewed lunar mission in five decades, NASA has attached four engines to the core stage of its powerful SLS rocket.
NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter made a record-breaking 25th flight on April 8, 2022.

NASA’s Mars drone just set another flight record

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter has surpassed all expectations during its time on Mars and just recently it set a new flight record.
The annular solar eclipse in October 2023 viewed by the Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera on board the Deep Space Climate Observatory.

Stunning image shows annular solar eclipse from a million miles away

NASA has shared a remarkable image of Saturday's annular solar eclipse, captured by a satellite a million miles from Earth.
The International Space Station.

Space station leak prompts NASA to rework spacewalk schedule

An external coolant leak at the ISS prompted NASA to change the date of an upcoming spacewalk, and postpone another until later this year.
NASA astronaut Frank Rubio aboard the ISS.

Record-breaking NASA astronaut reveals what he’ll miss most about ISS life

Record-breaking NASA astronaut Frank Rubio recently revealed what he’ll miss most about life in orbit after spending 371 days aboard the space station.
A Falcon 9 rocket heads to space in October 2023.

Watch SpaceX’s most recent Starlink mission in just 60 seconds

Check out this spectacular footage of SpaceX's latest Falcon 9 mission, featuring the launch, satellite deployment, and landing of the first-stage booster.
The annular solar eclipse in October 2023.

Watch NASA video showing Saturday’s stunning ‘ring of fire’ eclipse

Huge crowds gathered across parts of the Americas on Saturday to witness the stunning phenomenon of an annular solar eclipse.
A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket with the Psyche spacecraft onboard is launched from Launch Complex 39A, Friday, Oct. 13, 2023, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

NASA’s Psyche mission launches to explore a metal asteroid

NASA has successfully launched its Psyche spacecraft on a mission to visit a metal asteroid.

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